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Employers Share Encouraging Perspectives and Tips for the Unemployed in New CareerBuilder Survey

MarketWatch (03/21/12)

A nationwide survey from ASA corporate partner CareerBuilder provides encouraging news and tips from employers to help unemployed workers land new jobs. The vast majority of employers—85%—reported they are more understanding of post-recession employment gaps. Some 94% said they wouldn’t think less of a candidate who took a position during the recession that was at a lower level than the one he or she previously held.

When asked what can help job seekers increase their marketability, employers stated they should pursue a variety of activities to build, expand, and strengthen their skill sets, such as take a temporary or contract assignment (79%), take a class (61%), or volunteer (60%).